April 29, 2019 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION




Ananya S Guha




War First Please




Holy or unholy

Wars bequeath a legacy

A turning point

Omens of all that is good

Only signatures of a damp life

We cut teeth into flesh

We make love in war

We spar damn it

Wars make things happen

Come to life

Cracking shells and mortars

Only the whimper lasts

Whisper of battle cries

And the deathly ghoul stands as sentinel

Come war means peace and all that goes

With war

Make peace and war at the same time

We need an excuse to have peace

War first please.

So a cold one, a hot one

Lukewarm if you please

Many hopes, many manifestations

That we love war to see blood curdling.






Ananya S Guha

Ananya S Guha was born and brought up in Shillong, North East India. He has seven collections of poetry and his poems have been published worldwide. They have also been featured in several anthologies. He is also a columnist, critic and editor. He now is a Regional Director at the Indira Gandhi National Open University and holds a doctoral degree on the novels of William Golding.

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